HC Deb 03 March 2004 vol 418 c1012W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the annual cost to public funds is of the(a) Construction Industry Training Board and (b) Engineering Construction Industry Training Board; and if he will make a statement. [156586]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

The operating costs of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) are funded from a levy on the employers in the industries they cover.

They may receive public funding from government departments or agencies to support employer training through the delivery of particular projects or initiatives. In the financial year ended December 2003 the CITB received a total of £41,685,000 and the ECITB received £1,494,000. The vast majority of this was Learning and Skills Council funding to support the delivery of Modern Apprenticeships.